Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Giveaway Winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaways for both the Art Gallery Fabrics and the new book, Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew!  I'm excited to announce the winners ...


First up, the gorgeous fat quarter assortment from Art Gallery Fabrics goes to Katie R who blogs at Little Green Sewing Machine!  Here are her favorite shades of AGF's Pure Elements solids line:

beautiful! I think I love Nocturnal and Smoke! Such pretty choices!

Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew!

Next up is the lucky winner of Angela Yosten's new book, Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew!  Congratulations to Texas JennyWren, who said:

Cute ideas for the little guys!! I think Kona Solids would be awesome on some of these projects. Thanks for a chance to win this book.

Big congrats to you, Katie & Jenny!  Please contact me via email with your mailing information, and I'll be sure your prizes are sent out to you ASAP.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew! Blog Tour + Giveaway

Welcome to today's STOP on the Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew! blog tour.  I'm so happy for friend, blogger, and fellow Moda Bake Shop chef Angela Yosten upon the release of her very first book for Stash Books.  Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew! is a fun book of sewing projects for the little (and not so little) boys in your life.  All of the projects revolve around the theme of traffic signs, which makes for a unique and cohesive collection of projects for all skill levels.

Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew!

I'm so glad to see so many new and creative projects aimed for boys and men, traditionally the most notoriously difficult audience to find a variety of appropriate quilt and sewing patterns for.  Whereas Sewing for Boys covered apparel and Geared for Guys provided quilt patterns for teens and men, Angela's book has the youth market covered.  Adding to the cohesive nature of the book is Angela's choice to make all of her projects in true scrappy style.

Take a look at this adorable bedding ensemble, featuring several projects all included in the book:

Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew!

One of my favorite projects is this One Way Growth Chart.  Even if you didn't have a growing boy in your household, I think this would make a really modern and graphic conversation piece for any wall.

Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew!

Angela asked us to share a road sign that captures something about ourselves or our lives as part of the post.  I came across this image and thought it was perfect!  I don't know about you guys, but I've been having a great time watching the Summer Olympics these past 2 weeks ... even though it has been at the expense of making progress on my sewing projects.  I only wish I could be in London watching the games with all of my British friends!

Now's your chance to win a copy of Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew!  Simply leave a comment on this post, and tell me your favorite fabric lines that feature awesome prints in the basic colors of RED, YELLOW, GREEN, and BLACK (since those would come in super handy for making the projects in this book.)  The winner will be randomly selected and announced here on my blog on Monday, August 20th.  (Note: US winners will receive a hard copy of the book, while winners outside of the US will win an e-book.)  Good luck!

** NOTE: Giveaway is now closed.  Thanks for playing! **

For more chances to win, be sure to visit the other STOPS on the tour!

Day 1 (Monday, August 6): Stash Books (California) http://www.stashbooksblog.com/

Pit Stops…

Day 2 (Tuesday, August 7): Sarah Fielke (Australia) http://thelastpiece.typepad.

Day 3 (Wednesday, August 8): Blue Nickel Studios (Washington) http://bluenickelstudios.com/

Day 4 (Thursday, August 9): Natalia Bonner (Utah) http://www.pieceandquilt.com/

Day 5 (Friday, August 10): Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobsen (Arizona) http://www.

Day 6 (Saturday, August 11): John Adams (North Carolina) http://www.quiltdad.com/ <---- YOU ARE HERE!

Day 7 (Sunday, August 12): Vanessa Christenson (Iowa) http://www.vanessachristenson.

Day 8 (Monday, August 13): Rachel Griffith (Ohio) http://psiquilt.com/

Day 9 (Tuesday, August 14): Pat Sloan (Virginia) http://www.patsloan.com

Day 10 (Wednesday, August 15): Lissa Alexander (Texas) http://modalissa.blogspot.com/


Day 11 (Thursday, August 16): Angela Yosten (Texas) http://blog.angelayosten.com

Monday, August 6, 2012

Gradiance Bed Runner | A free pattern!

We all know what a table runner is, but have you ever heard of a bed runner?


I'm so excite to post my first project today as a member of Art Gallery Fabrics' Fat Quarter Gang.  I had a great time working with the fabrics above -- a selection of Pure Elements and Oval Elements -- that are not only gorgeous to look at, but were a dream to work with to boot.


Head on over to the AGF blog today to find my free pattern, and leave a comment on this post to win some of the fabrics I worked with to make your own Gradiance project!  Simply let me know your favorite shade of Pure Elements or Oval Elements.

And don't forget to be eligible you must ...

Follow Art Gallery Fabrics on your favorite social media platform (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter), and subscribe to their blog to stay up to date on all thing AGF & the Fat Quarter Gang!

Enter to win today! Giveaway open until Friday, Aug, 10th.

** NOTE: Giveaway is now closed.  Thanks for playing! **